One of the biggest changes in iOS 10 wasn’t even announced at the WWDC 2016’s keynote. With the new software update, iPhone and iPad users can finally remove pre-installed applications. These include Maps, Mail, Calculator, and even FaceTime.
However, there are still certain limitations to this: not all pre-installed apps can be removed, such as Safari, Camera and Photos. More likely than not, these applications are too deeply integrated into the OS to be removable, especially the Camera app.
Although not every single pre-installed applications can be removed, it does grant iOS users a certain degree of freedom, not to mention the fact that it’ll be much easier to keep their home screens tidy. Naturally, after these stock apps have been removed from a particular device, they can be downloaded again from the App Store.
To help users better understand what comes with the ability to remove pre-installed apps, Apple now has a help page describing what might happen after certain built-in apps have been removed. For example, removing apps for an iPhone will also remove said apps from a paired Apple Watch; uninstalling the Calculator app would also remove in from the Control Center, among other things.
If you’d like to know more about this new functionality, you can check out Apple’s help page on the topic here. iOS 10 is slated to be widely available later this year in fall, while the Public Beta will be available sometime in July 2016. For those who’s keen to check out iOS 10 now, they can check out the Developer Preview.
(Source: The Verge; images via The Verge)